Maybe I’m right, and maybe I’m wrong/Maybe I’m weak, and maybe I’m strong/But nevertheless, I’m in love with you.
Maybe I’ll win, and maybe I’ll lose/Maybe I’m in for cryin’ the blues/But nevertheless, I’m in love with you.
Somehow, I know at a glance, the terrible chances I’m taking/Fine at the start, then left with a heart that is breaking.
Maybe I’ll live a life of regret, and maybe I’ll give much more than I’ll get/But nevertheless, I’m in love with you.
–Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You), Frank Sinatra, Nice ‘n’ Easy (music & lyrics by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar)
To love is to risk. To open to another is to dare. It is because we cannot know the outcome, that we are not assured of success, that choosing love is an adventure. To love, nevertheless, is to face life with the strength and the courage of heroes.
And to give much more than we get–may we all be so lucky. Because that is the secret to love.
I learned that from my father.
Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you.